Lights Out

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  1. Maybe those owners should take a long look at their own teams' front offices instead of blaming the Golden Knights for their lack of success.
  2. There's a big difference between "favorable expansion terms" and "free Cup," though. And let's be real, the expansion terms weren't an issue until Vegas started winning a lot and frustrating fans of other teams. They were expected to suck this year like every other expansion team ever, favorable terms or not.
  3. How are the Knights getting a "free Cup"? They're earning their success on the ice like everyone else. If the Knights' run this year gets Bettman fired, then it's even more worth it.
  4. Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue

    I definitely agree that red/blue is overused. Yes, it looks nice. But it's far from the only color combination that looks nice. And it looks less nice when it's so overexposed.
  5. That's not my mood. I'm enjoying Vegas' run. It's a nice story and they put together a team that was far better than anyone expected. Good for them.
  6. Denver Nuggets New Logos Details, NBA Trademarks Wordmark

    Everyone brings up the Cavs, but I think the bigger issue here is that the Pelicans are already using basically the same color scheme too. Three navy, red and gold teams seems excessive.
  7. They should have never moved away from this wordmark: Maybe adjust the "TATE" to better match the proportions of the "S," and ditch the serifs to match the "N" and the "C," and then they'd have the perfect wordmark.
  8. A rant about the Seattle SuperSonics

    Even if the Inglewood arena never gets built, there's still no upside to moving from the 2nd-largest market to the 14th-largest market. It's not like the Staples Center is a dump.
  9. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Or, maybe - and hear me out on this - LeBron's just a really good basketball player.
  10. The Mad Scientist's NBA

    Not a fan of this one. I think "Raptors" is a better, stronger brand than "Huskies." The logo looks a little too similar to UConn's. And the uniforms seem kind of generic, almost collegiate.
  11. College Football uniforms- 2018

    I still don't see what the issue would have been with using their basketball font. It's less generic than the one they're using. Also, "Earned Not Given" will always be associated with LeBron James, not Virginia football. They really couldn't come up with an original slogan?
  12. The 1972 Project: Virginia Tech

    One thing about your basketball concepts: if you're going to use armhole trim on the jerseys, you should also include collar trim to match. Otherwise, it looks imbalanced. Beyond that, you did a great job with Michigan State. My one suggestion is to make the Greek pattern more subtle on the bronze alternates.
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    I said it was essentially devoid of all color, not that it was literally devoid of all color. What little gold and teal there is on that jersey is so miniscule as to not make a significant difference.
  14. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    This is just unacceptable: It's essentially devoid of all color. 2/3 of their color scheme doesn't even appear outside of minor details (the team logo, the Swoosh) that the average fan probably won't even notice. Take away those details and most people would assume that this is a generic Nike salesman's sample jersey as opposed to what Jacksonville is actually going to wear this season. How Nike and the Jaguars decided this was good enough after all the hype about teal and returning to tradition is beyond me.
  15. New Nike WNBA jerseys

    I can forgive the ads, since the WNBA actually needs them (although I wish they were more like the NBA's ads than the ads on soccer jerseys). But what I'll never understand is giving every team the same generic template. To me, that decision is even worse now that teams are cramming in so many ads all over their uniforms that they can't even fit their own logos anywhere. If the team/city name and the logo isn't going to appear on teams' uniforms, then there at least needs to be unique uniform designs for each team in order to differentiate them from each other.
  16. Unpopular Opinions

    I can see your perspective. I don't tend to think that "dated and kitschy" is the right tone for a sports brand, but to each their own. I like the Dolphins' current logo. To me, it looks classy, professional and dignified, whereas the old logos just looked like cartoons (especially the late-'90s/2000s version).
  17. Unpopular Opinions

    Those uniforms could have worked with the navy trim if the orange outlines on the numbers/stripes were thicker. As it stands, though, the orange trim disappeared because it was too thin to really contrast enough with the navy outlines. Given how simple and minimal those uniforms were, they couldn't afford to screw up the color distribution to the degree they did. The new update is a big improvement just because they finally fixed that issue. I do agree with you about the vintage logo. I'll never understand why people like it so much. To me, the dolphin looks old and wrinkly.
  18. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Speaking of strawmen, this isn't true in the slightest. There are plenty of Nike uniforms I don't like - we're currently posting in a thread about one of them. I've also praised Under Armour, Majestic, Reebok, and even Russell and Adidas uniforms in the past when I've liked them. Just because I'm not agreeing with people's theories about what the color of the Swoosh on teams' jerseys really means doesn't make me a "Swooshkateer."
  19. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    As far as the Swoosh is concerned... let's not pretend that other manufacturers haven't been just as guilty of making their logos stand out on the jerseys. If anything, both of these examples are worse than what people are complaining about with the Swoosh. The Wilson logo features a color (metallic gold) that doesn't appear anywhere else on the Dolphins' uniform - as well as a black outline that further contrasts with Miami's color scheme. And the Adidas logo uses two different colors at the same time to really draw attention to it. But people will complain more now because it's Nike.
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I definitely agree that Nike should stop meddling in teams' uniform rotations. That's really my only complaint with the Nike era. (I don't like the ads on jerseys, either, but that is a league directive, not a manufacturer directive, obviously.) Aesthetically, Nike's "look at me" design element (scapula seams) is more tolerable than Adidas' "look at me" design element (sleeves). And most teams seem to be getting a lot more creative with alternates under Nike than they ever did with Adidas. It's clear that NBA alternates are now going to be more like third jerseys in hockey instead of recolors of the main set. I think people would be less frustrated/confused if they adjust their expectations accordingly. Overall, the Nike era has still been a big step up from the Adidas era, IMO.
  21. 2018 NBA Post Season

    In all honesty, they should at least trade one of Lillard/McCollum. Their team is poorly constructed, built around two scoring guards who can't defend. Making matters worse, they gave so much money to scrubs like Evan Turner and Meyers Leonard, it's now practically impossible for them to make incremental improvements around the core. Ten straight playoff losses, including getting swept in the first round when they had homecourt advantage, says the status quo isn't working for them. They're a team that should consider making drastic moves.
  22. The helmet version is superior, IMO. Look at how much better that T is! They really should standardize around that version instead.
  23. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The current state of affairs is nowhere near as bad as that period of a few years when Adidas was trying to shove sleeved jerseys down our throats every chance they got. I actually like how creative teams have gotten with their alternates under Nike. It's a big improvement over this mess:
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    Someone should have told that to Nike and the Jaguars, because the home and road jerseys are almost completely devoid of color.
  25. Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Stripped-Down Uniforms

    To be fair, the Jags' new look is the laziest uniforms possible. They look like practice gear because that's apparently "old-school," as opposed to the return to Jaguars tradition that they promised.